A Letter From The Publisher, Dec. 8, 1975

Sportswriters share a special occupational hazard: they are both addicted to athletics and regularly reminded how far they fall behind the pros (and a good many amateurs too) in speed and agility. Staff Writer Philip Taubman, who wrote this week's cover story on football's Pittsburgh Steelers, is a weekend tennis buff, but he has warily declined opportunities to play Jimmy Connors and other stars he meets while working. Reporter-Researcher Jay Rosenstein had a typically humbling experience while interviewing the Steelers' defensive tackle "Mean" Joe Greene at his Texas home for this week's story. At one point Rosenstein looked up from his...

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